Cisco Forecasts Mobile Internet Growth 2011 to 2016

Refer to Malaysia Technology News, The Cisco visual Networking Index (VNI) forecasts that mobile Internet traffic will contribute to explosive growth of Internet data from 2011 to 2016.

Such traffic comes from:
  • Non-Smartphone
  • M2M
  • Smartphone
  • Ebook Reader
  • Tablet
  • Laptop
This is interesting, it shows that currently, mobile Internet traffic comes mainly from laptop usage and by year 2016, tablet usage will rival that by a small margin difference. The forecast predicts an annual run rate of 130 exabytes of mobile data traffic, equivalent to:
  • 33 billion DVDs.
  • 4.3 quadrillion MP3 files (music/audio).
  • 813 quadrillion short message service (SMS) text messages.
In terms of growth projections measured according to CAGR,
  • Middle East and Africa will have the highest regional mobile data traffic growth rate with a CAGR of 104 percent, or 36-fold growth.
  • Asia-Pacific will have an 84 percent CAGR, or 21-fold growth.
  • Central and Eastern Europe will have an 83 percent CAGR, or 21-fold growth.
  • Latin America will have a 79 percent CAGR, or 18-fold growth.
  • North America will have a 75 percent CAGR, or 17-fold growth.
  • Western Europe will have a 68 percent CAGR, or 14-fold growth.